O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.12
For your arrows2 have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.
Because of your wrath there is no health3 in my body; my bones4 have no soundness because of my sin.
My guilt has overwhelmed5 me like a burden too heavy to bear.65
My wounds7 fester and are loathsome8 because of my sinful folly.96
I am bowed down10 and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.117
My back is filled with searing pain;12 there is no health13 in my body.
I am feeble and utterly crushed;14 I groan15 in anguish of heart.169
All my longings17 lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing18 is not hidden from you.
My heart pounds,19 my strength fails20 me; even the light has gone from my eyes.2111
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds;22 my neighbors stay far away.
Those who seek my life set their traps,23 those who would harm me talk of my ruin;24 all day long they plot deception.2513
I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear,26 like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
I wait27 for you, O LORD; you will answer,28 O Lord my God.
For I said, "Do not let them gloat29 or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."3017
For I am about to fall,31 and my pain32 is ever with me.
I confess my iniquity;33 I am troubled by my sin.
Many are those who are my vigorous enemies;34 those who hate me35 without reason36 are numerous.
Those who repay my good with evil37 slander38 me when I pursue what is good.
O LORD, do not forsake me;39 be not far40 from me, O my God.
Come quickly41 to help me,42 O Lord my Savior.43